This place has a great location. It is certainly possible to walk to the French Quarter if you are not a terrified old fart. Also, the streetcar is a block away. And you can see some funny sights leaning out of the lovely huge windows over Prytania.
However, the place is not as much quaint as it is run-down. During my stay, we came home to an electrical fire. Our room was not damaged, but we didn't have water for a few hours. This does not inspire confidence in one's lodgings. I wouldn't stay here again, but if you need a rilly cheap hostel in a convienient location, this will do.
PS--don't get excited about the books. They are old textbooks, cheesy romances and dusty library sale leftovers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The St Charles Guest House is a simple, friendly,affordable Guest House(B&B) located in the Nationally Hisotric Garden District of New Orleansjust one block from the St. Charles Streetcar stop #11. Museums, manyrestaurants, pubs, drug and food stores within walking distance. TheGuest House is over 125 years old and has been a lodging facility forover 50 years. Family owned and operated. Pool and patio area withfree wifi and complimentary bakery breakfast in the am by the pool.Economy and for the allocentric traveler. Just 17 blocks to the FrenchQuarter. Catering to international travelers with discounts to students, teachers, first responders and worldly travelers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St. Charles Guest House Hotel New Orleans